Reporting Animal Concerns

The University of Minnesota is committed to the humane care and use of animals in research, testing, and teaching.

Faculty, staff, or members of the public with reason to question the treatment of animals at the University should report suspected cases of animal abuse, misuse, or mistreatment.

By federal law, no facility employee, committee member, or laboratory personnel shall be discriminated against or subject to reprisal for reporting violations of regulations or standards.

Submit animal welfare concerns

Report concerns to any of the following: 

Research Animal Resources (RAR) Area Veterinarian

Lynn Impelluso DVM, MBA, DACLAM
Director, Research Animal Resources
Attending Veterinarian, University of Minnesota
(612) 624-4625
impell@umn.edu

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
612-626-2126
iacuc@umn.edu 

Reporting Suspected Misconduct
Report violations of rules, regulations and policies by phone: (866) 294-8680 or online. Reports can be made anonymously.

Report an animal health concern or veterinary emergency

To report an animal health concern, please reference the phone and pager information located next to each phone in Research Animal Resources (RAR) animal facilities.

Animal research ethics at the University

The University of Minnesota supports the use of animals in research projects for its crucial contribution to discoveries that improve and save lives. The U maintains the highest standards of animal care; conforms to all ethical, legal and safety regulations; and only uses animals when there is no accurate, scientifically validated alternative.